Chicago's largest recreational cooking school and gourmet retail store, offers demonstration and hands-on cooking classes, as well as wine classes, private cooking parties and corporate team building events. Classes at our two locations cover subjects from cooking basics to intensive Boot Camps as well as seasonal, date nights, healthy and kids classes.
Notes: Please note that by purchasing seats for classes at The Chopping Block you are authorizing CourseHorse to charge your card if you order additional drinks and do not pay for them at the time of the class.
Very enjoyable class! My recommendation would be to change the format of the class to Speak > Show > Do. For example, talk about knife safety, show the most basic skill, let everyone try it on their own and then repeat the process with a different concept and a progressively more difficult skill. Breaking up the talking part would keep the audience engaged throughout the 2 1/2 hours. All the talking in the beginning got a little dry. I would definitely attend another class, though!
Excellent. Would definitely take another class.
Great class! I was impressed by the set up and cheese plate variety; everything just looked nice and well presented upon entrance. The useful wine tasting information "how to" at the beginning of the class served us well throughout the night. I enjoyed learning about an aspect of WW2 (the vineyard takeovers) that I didn't even know existed. Tje wines chosen for tasting were excellent! I would highly recommend this class to any history and/or wine buffs!
Excellent class! Chef Sam was informative and funny - I liked how he gave clear cut answers to questions. Highly recommend this class to everybody as knife skills are essential to being efficient in the kitchen! Plus, you learn about what to look for in purchasing knives so you avoid getting ripped off.
Great class. Better understanding of cooking and seasoning meats.
Great class the chef and the assistants were awesome and the menu was perfect.. I can’t wait to take another class. Even with it being so far away I will make the trek. I went alone this time but I would love to do this with friends or even a date. I learned a lot and I loved being able to shop afterwards. I will modify some of the recipes to my taste and even edit for vegan preferences.
Very organized and delicious recipes. Even learned a good way to separate egg yolks. Only problem was there was too much lactose in the desert so I couldn't eat it.
This class helped me feel more comfortable with using knives and preparing vegetables. I had been nervous about cutting myself and feel more confident now. The techniques will save me time in the kitchen.
The instructor was fun and engaging, the ingredients fresh and healthy, and the food was delicious! Such a great experience for both myself and my toddler!
Very information and tons of fun. I will definitely be back.